Seniors Essential Travel Subsidy Program

Seniors Essential Travel Benefit Now Open Graphic

Seniors Essential Travel Benefit Now Open Graphic

QFN Health & Wellness Division is Pleased to be Re-Launching the Senior’s Essential Travel Subsidy Program.

The Senior’s Essential Travel benefit is geared toward supporting Qalipu First Nation members aged 60+ who reside in Canada.  These band members are eligible to apply for a subsidy valued at $200/per household (includes $50/month for the months of January, February, March & April) to subsidize costs incurred while travelling to purchase groceries and other essential items during the pandemic.

Program Eligibility

  • Applicant must be a registered member of Qalipu First Nation.
  • Applicants must be aged 60 or older at the time of application.
  • Applicants are required to be a resident of Canada for a minimum of (12) consecutive months prior to date of application.

Application Process

  • Online Submissions are REQUIRED.
  • If you are unable to access a computer or internet service, QFN encourages members to have a family member or friend apply on their behalf. Phone support will be available at 709-634-4577 or 709-393-6777. We will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Only one application will be required to apply for the 4-month period of January, February, March & April which includes $50/month = $200 combined value (per household).
  • Online applications will be accepted for six (6) weeks: May 24th – July 5th, 2022 @ 4:00pm OR until funding has been exhausted, whichever comes first.
  • Limit of one application per household. Duplicate applications will be removed. QFN will consider the first complete application submitted as the valid submission.
  • All applications will require: Name, Mailing address, Street Address (if different from mailing address), Band #, Phone number and/or email address. Incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible.

Reimbursement Process

  • Direct deposit is the quickest method of reimbursement. QFN encourages all applicants to upload accurate banking information with their applications if possible.
  • Reimbursements will only be processed after all eligibility requirements have been met.
  • Please allow up to 8 weeks from application closure date to receive your reimbursement.
  • It is the responsibility of the successful applicant to report any benefits received under this program to CRA. Please refer any taxation questions to CRA.

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